Beckford Tower on Historic England At-Risk Register: major fundraising required Historic England has today published the 2019 Heritage At Risk Register, and has this year included Beckford’s Tower on the list. Standing at 120ft and enjoying panoramic views, the early C19th grade I-listed tower has been included on the Register because it is exposed to…
Bath Quays North is a major mixed use development site coming forward on the site of the Avon Street car park. The scheme will create a new business ‘quarter’ with some residential and commercial units and will regenerate ad reinvigorate a currently unsightly part of the the city where once a range of historic dockside warehouses existed within a busy light industrial riverside.
BPT has long been involved in early workshops and discussions about the future of this site, including examining design and parameter options. An application for outline planning come forward in spring 2018 and and the Trust responded with largely positive comments, though we felt it a great concern that the Council, as developer of this site, was not leading by example in terms of the provision of affordable housing. You can read our full response here: BPT Bath Quays North Feb 18.
In August 2018 the outline scheme was agreed by the B&NES Development Management Control Committee and we understand that the project team are moving to appoint a project team who will take forward a reserved matters application. We will add news stories as we get them.